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Hi I'm Karina

I grew up in NJ. I am a wife, mother, sister, friend, and most importantly a daughter of God... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 3 fabulous boys and a wife to an amazing man. I like to read, travel, teach, and make memories.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because many years ago when I was attending an all girl Catholic High school, the Mormon missionaries came to my house. I didn't want to accept that what they were telling me was true. I would pretend not to be home when they came back again and again. I would fight them every step of the way when we discussed doctrine. But they never gave up on me. They finally said that I should pray and ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon and what they were teaching me was true. They said if I got an answer that it was NOT true then they would go away and never bother me again. I thought this was my chance to get rid of them for good! But what happened was the exact opposite. I knelt and prayed to Heavenly Father to know what I should do and if what these young men were teaching me was right. I had prayed many times before in my church, but what I felt that night was not same. There was a warm, calming feeling that came over me. I KNEW at that moment that this was my answer. I cried and and was happy all at the same time. Now I know that what I felt was the Spirit. I'm a Mormon because when I asked if the things in this church are true, I got an answer that I wasn't expecting.

How I live my faith

Because I did not grow up in this church living my faith is something I have learned along the way. I learned that being a Mormon, and frankly being a Christian simply means trying to be a good person. Because we don't have a paid clergy, the church gives us opportunities to serve by giving us "callings". That just means that we all pitch in to help our local ward (or the chapel we attend) to run smoothly by taking a "job" we commit to do for a while. In this way we have many opportunities to serve. I have learned that when I do serve, my life seems fuller and happier. It gives me the chance to look outside my life and see that I am happier when I am helping others. It's a win-win situation!